Past Programs
Winter of the World
Ken Follett, Charles Osgood (moderator)
Tue, September 18th, 2012 | 7:30 pm
(Members $18)

Note: This event is sold out. For questions, please call (212) 485-9268



World-renowned novelist Ken Follett discusses his latest book. Set against the backdrop of the international upheavals of the 1930s and 1940s, Winter of the World chronicles the experiences of five interrelated families living in a time of enormous social, political and economic turmoil from the rise of the Third Reich up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.

The discussion will be followed by a book signing with Mr. Follett—the only one in the New York City area. Copies of Winter of the World will be available for purchase in the New-York Historical Society's Museum Store.


Ken Follett is the #1 international bestselling author of the acclaimed The Pillars of the Earth, which was voted the second best novel of the last 60 years in a poll by The Times of London. His new novel, Winter of the World, is the second book of The Century Trilogy. Charles Osgood (moderator) is the Peabody Award-winning anchor of “CBS News Sunday Morning” and the CBS Radio Network program “The Osgood File.”

Ken Follett’s worldwide bestseller, World Without End, comes to life as a monumental eight-hour event series to air on the ReelzChannel TV beginning on October 14th.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be may be subject to change.


When you pre-order your ticket for a public program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program glass of wine at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Availability is limited.

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